Date: 8th August 2018 at 3:21pm
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Taking full account of the source here, Watford must be having a laugh if they think Southampton would be willing to deal at £10million for midfielder James Ward-Prowse.

The Sun claim that the Vicarage Road outfit have made an offer of £10million for our former England Under 21 international skipper and are now waiting to hear whether manager Mark Hughes is willing to deal or not.

The 23-year-old former Academy graduate made 33 appearances for us last season, chipping in with four goals and he now has well over 200 appearances in total to his name in our shirt since first making his debut back in the 2011/12 campaign in a League Cup clash with Crystal Palace.

Despite competition in midfield, Ward-Prowse gives us something different, especially his quality and delivery from set pieces, and whilst his goal rate can certainly improve, that should come in time. Having put the hard work in to see him develop, for £10million this shouldn’t even be a question we need to answer.

Not only from our own perspective but looking at Watford’s own dealings in the transfer market – £10million for a player proven at this level is an insult.

 

2 Replies to “Watford Are Having A Laugh With This Offer For Southampton Midfielder”

  • I thought this story had already flared up and been snuffed out. However it’s always good to see it if fans are a miffed about losing a player. Reality is it’s the price that you are miffed about. At £50m you’d say cheerio and thanks for the memories.

    One thing I would say is that Watford’s owners never allow any information like a bid to leak out, and assuming professionalism at Southampton’s end, then you can rest assured that there is no story here at all. I tend to agree with your fans. If you’ve got an English player who plays regularly and is good then you should keep him because he’s worth a little bit more than johnny foreigner with the same skillset, owing to premier league squad home-grown quota being harder to fill with quality.

    • The kids a talent and at £10m it makes no sense, look at the talk of Jack Grealish fees and James Maddison fees etc – that would at least be swallowable for me. You’re right though, the general reaction shows how highly rated he is with us and he’d be a cracking addition for any side in the top-flight in my humble. Enjoy your season Dave and best of, unless you’re playing us of course.

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